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Old 12-23-2014, 03:15 AM   #1
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Swingarm swap?

I know I have seen this here before but can't seem to find it now. Was looking for the build thread where an oilhead swingarm and rear drive was grafted to an airhead. As usual any advice is greatly appreciated
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Which airhead do you want to fit it to?
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hey Rob, I have an R80/7 that is a project bike that I am in the process of making more dirt oriented (changing front and rear suspension). I was only considering the idea because I do know that there are some serious things to think about with a paralever such as drive shaft problems with the longer suspension of a GS but may be fruitful to read what others have done. I think the project thread I had read about before was an R100?
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM   #4
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I fancy this idea. One of the original prototypes. Keeps your standard swinging arm.

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Old 12-23-2014, 11:16 AM   #5
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Or you could extend your swinging arm



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Old 12-23-2014, 11:19 AM   #6
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After doing more research I am thinking I may stay with my simple, twin shock, sturdy drive shaft asy. more like the pics you have posted here...

I have found a good thread here for those interested...very informative

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...g%2Fs+swingarm

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Old 12-23-2014, 11:19 AM   #7
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one of the problems with the 1100 backend is dealing with the offset caused by the wheel. You have to get woody wheels to modify the 1100 hub to allow sufficient offset to bring the wheel back in line. Might be worth talking to them first.



you also end up with a very high bike



looks nice on the HPN though



You need to come up with a decent mount for the top of the rear shock. This is how HPN do it



Chris Emerson did an article on modifying his mono on UKGser http://ukgser.com/forums/showthread....highlight=lara


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Old 12-23-2014, 11:39 AM   #8
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More dirt oriented covers a lot of options. I agree with RF and keep it simple, by not starting something that could take months to finish.
You could start with just tires. Go a little at a time.
For the rear suspension a twin shock rear allows lots of inexpensive gearing options. For the front look at some of the Unholy Union posts. Try to keep the front & rear balanced.
There is a lot of information out there, and many enticing builds. I wish you success with your project.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #9
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Heres my twin shock back end - they are certainly strong but no where as near as efficient as a single sider more weight, slower suspension reaction but they do look sexy and like i say they are very very strong. Thing is little ideas start to get carried away and end up over the top and expensive - keep it simple and go for a ride. ( like i ever listen to that shite advice)

making the twin shock back end from a monoshock



Powder coated and fitted in place



almost ready to roll

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:16 PM   #10
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Your bike reminds me of Phil kingstones

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:38 PM   #11
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Yep - rob very similar ways of thinking in the colours and the build style. Wish i still had mine i sold it for a fairly small and very silly amount of pounds. Big mistake i regret every time i look at the pics. Jake.
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Now, that's just fuckin' crazy!
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:51 AM   #14
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How about a retro off roader

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Old 12-24-2014, 06:23 AM   #15
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that looks awesome Rob, what is that tank?
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